PAA is a non-profit, scientific, professional organization that promotes research on population issues.


PAA Affairs

PAA Affairs is the official newsletter of the Population Association of America. Its purpose is to report to PAA members news of the Association in particular and of the profession in general. Brief news items of interest to people working in the population field may be submitted.  Please send to both Editors and include ‘PAA AFFAIRS’ in the subject line, to the addresses below.

The Editors welcome the following submissions from members:

  1. Brief announcements of books, conferences, job notices, new data, workshops, etc. of up to 250 words, with a URL recommended for more information.
  2. Research to Policy: we solicit items of up to 750 words on how research was used to inform or design policy.
  3. Thought pieces of fields, trends, or innovations in population studies, of up to 750 words.
  4. Data points:  An interesting chart (jpeg or gif) with 250 words of explanation.

All submissions undergo editorial review for content and fit.The Editors reserve the right to select for inclusion among the items received, and to edit items for publication.


Leora Lawton, Co-Editor

Emily Merchant, Co-Editor 


Deadlines for submission of items for the quarterly issues are as follows:

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